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Old 04-15-11, 08:25
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Default How to recover overwritten files.

Hi i need help or advice i have overwritten a file without making a backup of it, i know its stupid of me but i'm just human after all, I would like to know is there a way to get it back or at least a software...
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Old 04-15-11, 08:48
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Default Re: How to recover overwritten files.

you can try this method.

Recovering a file that has been overwritten in Windows XP:

Open Windows Explorer
Navigate to the folder where the file you would like to recover resides.
Right Click on the file you would like to recover
Select Properties
Click on the “Previous Versions” tab
Select the version you would like to restore.
Click Restore. If you select Copy, it will prompt you for a location to restore the file to. This will allow you to retain the original in case you restore an incorrect version.

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Old 04-16-11, 02:56
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Default Re: How to recover overwritten files.

Thanks for replying tgell, i've tried it and it didnt work it says there are no previous versions availble...
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Old 04-16-11, 06:03
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Default Re: How to recover overwritten files.


Its a pity Previous Versions didnt work as its a good route to finding files, so try this application in Recuva and see if it can find your file, do not recover to the same drive as the file is/was saved too as recovering to the same drive can end up with you overwriting a potentially recoverable file.
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